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Destinations

Ardern threatens to delay two-way trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ after Australia halts Kiwi travellers

by Ali Coulton

The prospect of sending your clients to New Zealand in the first quarter of this year has once again been thrown into jeopardy.

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Destinations

New Zealand sticking to two-way travel ‘bubble’ timeline despite Australia’s recent COVID-19 concerns

We’ve got a feeling NZ might just be 2021’s top overseas destination among Aussie travellers, and not just because it’ll likely be the first place they can go to … okay, maybe it is.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport ground transport worker tests positive for COVID-19

It marks the first community case in NSW in two weeks, and raises questions around quarantine requirements for international airline cabin crew.

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Aviation

Airline banishes couple for flying to Hawaii knowing they had COVID-19

The couple was charged with reckless endangerment upon arrival in Hawaii for putting fellow passengers “in danger of death”.

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Destinations

Thailand to stay closed until at least March next year

The country’s Tourism Minister has thrown aside any hope for a comeback during the 2020-2021 peak season. Not that Aussie travellers are under the illusion of travelling overseas during the summer anyway.

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Aviation

Australia to increase weekly cap on international arrivals, as National Cabinet mulls alternative quarantine options

ScoMo fronted the media on Friday arvo to provide a welcome update for stranded Aussies abroad, thankfully sans his Cronulla Sharks cap hat.

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Aviation

British Airways’ new CEO calls for urgent introduction of pre-flight COVID-19 testing

Had no idea that Britain’s flag carrier had a new boss? Well, you can instantly get acquainted with him just by reading this.

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Destinations

Traveller caught breaching WA’s border laws handed six-month prison sentence

A Perth resident caught attempting to return to Western Australia without quarantining has received what is being reported as the harshest penalty yet for breaching the state’s laws.

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Cruise

Aussie cruise dancer creates amazing paper bag outfits while quarantined

Similarly, Travel Weekly’s editor has made his own outfits using leftover beer bottles during lockdown. However, they’re nowhere near as good as these, and a lot more clinky.

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News

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares old-school, isolation-friendly home workout

Looking for a workout to terminate your love handles? Need a dose of old-school Arnold? Stick around.

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Hotels

All travellers to be placed in mandatory hotel quarantine, as states crack down

by Ali Coulton

All travellers who arrive in Australia will now face mandatory quarantine in a hotel, which will be strictly enforced by police and the ADF.

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Destinations

Hawaii to mandate 14-day quarantine for all arrivals

The mandate applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental US and international destinations, and extends to other private and commercial aircraft.

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